Home to Roost

Words and Music © 2009 by Howard Ashby Kranz

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1. I thought that I had got away with this;

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itís not stolen land; they never had a deed

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I took all their money; now they love me, cause Iím rich

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And respect me cause I fill some of their needs

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Chorus: Home to roost, home to roost, all my unacknowledged truths

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All my unsupported troops gather like chickens.

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All the wrong things I have been, all the truths Iíve had to spin

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And especially those sins of oh-oh-mission.

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2. Money is magic, as long as you keep spending

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It goes round and round and then it comes back home

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It gives and it gives, in a circle never ending

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At least until someone calls in the loan

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Chorus: Home to roost, home to roost, all my unacknowledged truths

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All my unsupported troops gather like chickens.

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All the dreams left out to rust, all the underfunded trusts

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all the promises gone bust, the sad ambitions.

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3. Iím turning over a new leaf at this time

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I will free my slaves and pay the current wage

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Bygones are bygones; starting now Iím color-blind,

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Thereís no reason for you to feel any rage.Chorus